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On the Tragic Fate of Women in Shen Congwen's Xiao Xiao

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2021.41005 | Downloads: 117 | Views: 2298

Author(s)

Qi Zhang 1

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1 School of Literature, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China

Corresponding Author

Qi Zhang

ABSTRACT

Shen Congwen's short story Xiao Xiao describes the growth of a naive, kind-hearted girl from western Hunan. Xiao Xiao experiences her childhood when she lacks family love and care, her youth when her female consciousness awakens and she yearns for freedom after marrying a child bride, and her life when she is numb and submissive after her escape is discovered. It reveals the tragic fate of the heroine, Xiao Xiao, and shows the tragic fate of generations of "Xiao Xiao" who are confined to their families.
 

KEYWORDS

Xiao Xiao, female consciousness, tragic fate; freedom

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Qi Zhang. On the Tragic Fate of Women in Shen Congwen's Xiao Xiao. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2021) 4: 36-38. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/langl.2021.41005

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